For a graphic designer, the most challenging part is applying colours. It is important for a designer to make use of a striking colour scheme.

This can be extremely challenging if you don’t understand the nature of factors like what colours make sense together or how to create a cozy look etc.

Those are the essential parameters you need to remember when you start a design. If you’re looking forward to learning the colour scheme, here’s a short guide you can follow to make successful use of colours.

A newly developed ability can count well when making graphics or photographs for your blogs or social media accounts.

All about colour wheel

Colour wheel is a key feature in the development process. You can use diverse colours and create a clever look.

There are two things to consider: how to select the best colour from the palette, and how to recognise the correct colours.

The wheel has 6 basic colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) that look tasteful together. There are also some mixes of the basic hues available in the wheel.


How to choose colours

Choosing colours from the wheel is something easy. You can select the bright colours from the area towards the outside portion of the wheel.

These are intense and vibrant in tone. For the colours that are soft and neutral in tone, such as the pastels, you will need to navigate towards the middle of the wheel.

Each of the colours is identified using a unique six digit hexagonal code. When you select a colour from the wheel, the colour code appears at the bottom.

This code is extremely useful in the recognition of colour. For example, if you want to reuse a colour, you can do so easily by using the code instead of choosing the colour from the wheel.

How to change the intensity of colours

You can make changes in the intensity of colours while using a tool called brightness slider. This tool lets that you moderate a particular colour to the brighter or darker tones.

You will need to slide the slider towards the left to shift the colour to lighter tone and to the right for darker tones.

How to bring out colour relationships

Colours have their own way of fusing with others. Although some colours blend well, others actually refuse to blend well.

Therefore you will have to consider the relationships of colour to find the correct mix. Use the location of hues over the wheel you may evaluate the same.

Here are the marriages you need to be familiar with in three colours.


  • Monochromatic colours: This palette includes dark, medium, and light versions of a single hue.
  • Analogous colours: This palette consists of colours that follow low contrast harmony and are located next to each other over the colour wheel.
  • Complementary colours: This palette includes colours that are located on opposite sides of the colour wheel and are in contrast to each other.

How to identify warm and cool colours

You all need to learn about the warm and cold colours. Almost all, however, know what colours are in each group.

The warm tones on the right are found and include hues such as reds, oranges, and yellows. When you are making something that is supposed to represent energy and emotions then warm shades will help you a great deal.

identify warm and cool colors

On the other hand, cool colours are available to the left and vary from blues and greens to pinks and purples. These are considered soothing and relaxing in nature.

How to create an impressive colour palette

Your palette should not be overloaded with colours instead you should create something that has limited yet experimental colours.

Start by choosing a single colour that is vibrant and manages to highlight the entire design. The colour needs to be relevant to the theme you are demonstrating.

Color Palette

How to match colour with images

For a design that soothes your eyes, you will need to make sure that the text colour matches the background image. The colour could be matched using the colour picker tool.

Make use of colour palette everywhere in design

Never limit the use of colour palette to the text and background. Instead, everywhere in the background you should use the colour palette including font, font holders, pictures, tags, and much more.

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